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Officials Urge Citizens Not To Be Complacent During 2015 Hurricane Season

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Florida’s Capital region is ready for whatever winds may blow. Predictions of a lighter hurricane season don’t mean residents should ignore taking precautions.

A time of year that Floridians know all too well, Hurricane season 2015 begins on June 1st. County and city officials met Friday to stress that the Tallahassee area is ready for anything that may make landfall.

The Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, cited the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma and the flooding in Texas, in urging Tallahasseeans not to be complacent.

“It certainly is a reminder to us during this particular time as we kick off the start to hurricane season here and across the nation, but here in Tallahassee Florida, that we have to be ever vigilant and to have a plan for ourselves and for our families should we be confronted with a natural disaster.”

Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood, and Director of Leon County Emergency Management Kevin Peters also spoke about the importance of planning for unpredictable and dangerous weather. The 2015 Hurricane Survival Guide will be available in Sunday’s Tallahassee Democrat, or online at haveahurricaneplan.com .